February 12, 2019 Subject:
a wonderful show
a high quality, well-conceived, excellently executed show. nothing more, nothing less. thx to all who made this available to enjoy
October 24, 2017 Subject:
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
June 12, 2016 Subject:
End of Meadowlands run
Not quite as good as night before. If you are just starting with '88, better shows are also 3/27, the Oxford show, maybe 8/28 iirc, and some of the NYE shows. That said, the parts that are good here are really good. The 1st set from the previous night and 2nd set from this makes a great show (and should have been RT4-2). BTW, it was called "Meadowlands" - if you said "Byrne Arena" I don't think anybody would have known what you were talking about. The advertisements, tickets and road signs all said Meadowlands.
First Set. Since it was April Fools, they play Little Bunny Foo Foo, Bob jokes and then they leave the stage, eventually coming back for a good Half Step Mississippi. Ballad of a Thin Man is only the 2nd one, but it's the last one - and the best one! Not so for a kerplunk Push Comes to Shove. Minglewood (T right here in Jersey) recovers somewhat but things get back on course for Deal & Masterpiece.
Second Set. The second-best set of the run starts with one of the year's top China>Riders and, after a middling Estimated, a must-hear Eyes. Drums is notable and Brent had gotten technically great for Other One (but cumminrounyalnow got so old - write a new line Bobby and insert). The rest is average but for a nice tranny into Stones - and a fluffed encore.
1st Set: C- 2nd Set: B-
Overall = 2½ + ½ for 2nd set sequence = 3 Stars
China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider - one of 88's best
Eyes of the World - one of the great late 80's Eyes
Drums - were getting better each tour
SOURCES: The miller.91160 or Road Trips v.4no.2. Ballad of a Thin Man is also on Postcards of the Hanging.
March 13, 2014 Subject:
One-star reviews for a 1988 show due to current policies? The back half of the URL above will give you a guide to finding *this* source online somewheres - the archive isn't the only place this wonderful Miller remaster exists...
ANYWAYS, to the show - first set - To Lay Me Down is even better than the one at Hampton, and that Comberland / Deal closer? Hot DOG.
2nd set is really pretty amazing - Estimated lets that '88 crazy Bobby get his scream on, and listen to the cascade of Space into the Other One :::::::O.o::::::::: they really don't let up through the entire rest of the show - vocals and ragged harmonies abound here. And check that transition into NFA! You can see why they chose to release this one once the 2nd set gets going. Spring '88 had some great shows, and this is one of the best.
November 24, 2011 Subject:
No Longer Available
Some shows are still blocked even though they are discontinued or no longer available for sale!
Policy should be reviewed for such instances.
ps Still was able to download this elsewhere.
Good Show! 1star for policy!
November 23, 2011 Subject:
This show basically no longer exists here.
October 7, 2011 Subject:
Grab it now!
Big Folkie, Still able to download this? That's what I'm talking about.
January 13, 2011 Subject:
FORGIVE MY VITRIOL, but I just downloaded this whole show...get busy!!! Instead of complaining about the worlds greatest band making a living for MANY people.... at least they make them available unlike the Beatles et al
Reviewer:Tie Dye Steve
October 24, 2009 Subject:
My First Live Show
This was my first time seeing The Dead. I had heard bootlegs and hung out with friends who played it as background music during 'fun' activities. I was already making tie dyes (just for fun) at the time, but I wondered what would inspire a person to drive cross country to see a concert. By the end of 'Ballad of a Thin Man', I knew~